Leveraging social media and digital volunteers for building cross-border disaster resilience – Lessons from the Canada-US enhanced resilience experiments

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Authors
  1. Kaminska, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) partnered with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in the development of a series of experiments designed to test how social media-aided collaboration can improve disaster response and recovery. The experiments demonstrated that integration of non-traditional resources, including crowd-sourced information, open technologies, and digital volunteers can augment traditional disaster management practice. This paper describes the experiments and their role in enabling enhanced situational awareness and cross-border disaster resilience.
Keywords
social media;digital volunteers;humanitarian technology
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-P079 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Oct 2017
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
IDRC DAVOS 2016, Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, 28 August - 01 September 2016, Davos, Switzerland, p. 310-314
DSTKIM No
CA045324
CANDIS No
805724
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